• Fantasy Tropes and Stereotypes

    Falling in Love With Fantasy

    When did you first fall in love fantasy books? I was about eight when I discovered fantasy books. As an even younger child, I had a whole stack of those Little Golden Books that I hoarded like a dragon with his gold. You know the ones, right? Small, 15-20 page children’s books of fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Hansel and Gretel, and The Little Mermaid all beautifully illustrated and bound in a hard cardboard cover with golden binding on the spine. I tell you what, I flat wore those books out. I think I still have a few well-loved, dog-eared remnants stored in a…